Tardis Beehive

Edymnion(7a)May 1, 2013

Being an oldschool geek that is finally getting around to starting a beehive after years of talking about it, I had the perfect idea on what to do with it. This idea came while watching Doctor Who and building approximately god-awful number of frames.

I need to turn my hive into the Tardis.

Fully assembled hive, with a quick bit of spackle down the corners to smooth them out a bit before painting:

After two coats of almost-Tardis Blue paint (the hive will be in the shade in it's final location, but I still wanted to err a bit on the side of caution and not go too dark):

And where I'm at now (the professional art world is trembling before my astonishing skill with whatever random paintbrushes I could find laying around:

This post was edited by Edymnion on Wed, May 1, 13 at 18:59

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alblancher(8)

Thanks for the pics have to say you will have the most interesting hive in the yard As your apiary grows you can build Buckingham Palace

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 7:19AM
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Edymnion(7a)

Finished hive.

Its currently sitting out there with only the bottom hive box and the lid (looking weird) with some swarm bait in there to maybe attract some freebies while I go about getting some bought ones.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 6:35PM
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msbumble(z6 NJ)

That is brilliant! Question - do the bees take a look inside then do a little flyaround outside looking puzzled?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:37AM
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Edymnion(7a)

I'll find out this weekend. Had a lure in there for almost a month with no hits, and I'm picking up a 3 lb. package this Friday.

If nothing else, I expect it to be buzzier on the inside. ;)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:48PM
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glassribbon

I'm sure they'll say it's smaller on the outside. :)

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:53PM
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julysun

Suggest you start your package of bees in just the bottom box, when they fill 70% of the combs with honey and brood add a second box. Pretty good rule to follow as your hive population expands, 70% filled, add a box.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 8:31PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Oh yeah, never mentioned it here, but I started a blog about this hive, should anyone be bored: The Tardis Beehive: Its Buzzier on the Inside!

This post was edited by Edymnion on Fri, Aug 9, 13 at 15:52

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 3:50PM
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